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Re: Kickboxing Cassowary

There does appear to be significant splicing, the first flying eagle is 
definitely not the same as the others.

Does the scene of the squaking eagle on the ground actually preceed the eagle 
facing its attacker at the last minute and jumping.

The impression I got was that it was surprised and jumped to present talons, 
perhaps before it could fully comprehend the situation.

Either way, size matters, as does surprise.

--- On Wed, 10/8/08, Amtoine Grant <rascienz@shaw.ca> wrote:

> From: Amtoine Grant <rascienz@shaw.ca>
> Subject: Re: Kickboxing Cassowary
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 7:20 PM
> That video is very odd in that it seems to be showing two
> different  
> eagles, if not not instances. At first, the eagle CLEARLY
> has its  
> foot stuck in the bush. Then it alternates with an
> eagle(maybe the  
> same) a foot or two from the bush on top of dead prey, the
> latter  
> being when the cougar pounces. In either case, I've
> seen a golden  
> eagle[or red-tailed hawk] steal prey from a coyote and than
> stand its  
> ground and the raptor's posture was much different than
> this. The  
> poor eagle clearly, to me at least, looks like it would
> literally  
> have jumped at the chance to get away.
> On 7-Oct-08, at 9:08 PM, Michael Habib wrote:
> > Wow, that was intense.  I've seen a few videos of
> large cats or  
> > dogs attacking raptors on the ground - in the majority
> of cases,  
> > the hawk or eagle simply flies off.  Not sure why that
> eagle stood  
> > its ground - I think it was taken by surprise, judging
> by the video  
> > (cougars are awfully stealthy, after all).
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > --Mike
> >
> >
> > On Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at 07:55  PM, Erik Boehm
> wrote:
> >
> >> Unfortunately for them, they also seem to try and
> defend their  
> >> prey from much larger carnivores
> >>
> >> http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Yx1KXQMCM